Clean Eating Simple Sea Scallops Recipe

These clean eating simple sea scallops make a perfect meal any night of the week!

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Simple Meals post. High time, don’t you think? Sea scallops are a wonderful treat. They can be a bit pricey, but they are worth every penny. Delicious, light and totally healthy, you can impress almost anyone by serving these at dinner.

A single scallop sits in a bed of greens and is shown up close for this Clean Eating Simple Sea Scallops recipe.

As with all my Simple Meals, there are no measurements. Just concepts for meals you can make. That being said, there is a little bit of direction involved, so I’ll set this up as a recipe, but you can use any amount in the ingredients you like. Serve this with a salad or with some brown rice and veggies for a complete meal.


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Clean Eating Simple Sea Scallops

Clean Eating Simple Simple Sea Scallops

A simple way to enjoy delicious scallops any night of the week!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: Tiffany McCauley


  • sea scallops
  • oil (light flavored is best)
  • garlic powder
  • dill (optional)


  • Put a small amount of oil in your pan.
  • Get the pan and oil good and hot.
  • Place the scallops in the pan and cook for approximately 3-4 minutes on each side.
  • Towards the end of cooking, sprinkle just a pinch of garlic powder over each scallop.
  • If using the dill, sprinkle the tops of the scallops with it lightly and serve.
  • NOTE: Cooking time will vary slightly based on thickness of your scallops. The scallops are done when you cut into the middle of one and see that it is all one color. If the middle is still raw, you can see it. It will be more opaque. That said, it's easy to overcook scallops. So watch them carefully. You can't put these in the pan and walk away.


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  1. Andrea Cole says:

    Mmmmmm. That looks delicious, scallops are my favorite shell fish and as a former east coaster it’s one of the things I miss most.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Andrea – Ya, this was the first time I cooked them myself and they turned out really delicious!

  2. Lester Cochrum says:

    5 stars
    I absolutely loved the little bite the dill provides in these scallops. My wife recently purchased a huge bag of Weathervane scallops alongside our usual wild salmon order, and I wasn’t sure what to do with them. We had all the ingredients here, so these were both simple and a joy to make.